In service of the edict that life should be fun, please meet the Arduino. A microcontroller developed by artists and embraced by techies, the Arduino plays a starring role in the two new titles we're proud to introduce below. Contact me with the books you're interested in reviewing, as well as where you'll post your review.
—Gretchen Giles, email@example.comNew Titles from O'Reilly
Recipes to Begin, Expand, and Enhance Your Projects
by Michael Margolis
Create your own robots, toys, remote controllers, alarms, detectors, and many other projects with the Arduino device. This simple microcontroller board lets artists and designers build a variety of amazing objects and prototypes that interact with the physical world. With this book, you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away.
"The DIY meme has become more and more popular. People want to be able to make high-tech things by themselves and to understand how devices work. With Arduino, available sensors and the support from the DIY community, building your own prototypes has never been easier. Smart building technology and robotics might well be the next big revolution that will affect to our everyday lives."
—Kimmo Karvinen, coauthor of MAKE: Arduino Bots and Gadgets
Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets|
Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software
by Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen
Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. You'll gain the know-how and experience you need to invent your own gadgets.
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